A Call to Action: Success Stories

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Every partner, program, and park plays a dynamic role in realizing that vision. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!

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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    New Cannon Carriage Restoration Shop

    New Cannon Carriage Restoration Shop

    A partnership with the Gettysburg Foundation to create a new cannon carriage restoration shop in Gettysburg’s historic Armory complex is progressing well. The rehab of the three-car garage at the Armory complex is expected to be completed this summer. Staff should begin moving in late June with a tentative final move in date of September 1. Read more

  • Hampton National Historic Site

    Hampton Celebrates National Park Week; Opens a new Visitor Contact Station

    A local student helping to plant a tree at Hampton NHS

    Hampton NHS Celebrated National Park Week in grand style. The park hosted a week-long series of events, hosting students of all ages every day. The highlight of the week was the opening of our new Visitor Contact Station. Read more

  • Valley Forge National Historical Park

    Visitor Center Entrance Upgrades Completed

    Freshly poured concrete was stamped and textured and nearly ready for use

    The entrance to the Valley Forge Visitor Center received a much-needed face-lift, including all new walkways, landscaping, benches, and repairs to the damaged brick wing-walls. The work was funded through a combination of park funds, end-of-year regional funds, donations from park partners The Encampment Store, the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the proceeds from the Revolutionary Run via the Friends of Valley Forge Park. Read more

  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Cimarron Train Restoration

    Engine 278 after restoration.

    Engine 278 and its tender, key components of the historic interpretive display at the Cimarron area of Curecanti National Recreation Area, were restored over the winter and summer of 2011-2012. Read more

  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

    Got Information?

    An upright orientation exhibit near a granite staircase

    Orientation, interpretation, and safety information increased dramatically in quality and availability this year, thanks to investments in updating and upgrading dozens of wayside exhibits throughout the parks. Read more

  • Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science Directorate

    Battlefield Protection, One Acre at a Time

    Cedar Mountain Battlefield, VA

    American Battlefield Protection Program does battlefield protection one acre at a time. Read more

  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

    Accessible Interpretation

    An exhibit panel in a sequoia grove that shows cones of different tree species

    Two projects moved these parks ahead in the accessibility arena: A new type of tactile exhibit was installed along a fabulous trail among giant sequoias, and audio-visual programs offer options that increase their availability to all. Read more